i quit once i know i'm pregnant... do you smoke during pregnant?
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Anyone smoke during pregnancy?
i quit once i know i'm pregnant... do you smoke during pregnant?
i stop once I know I'm pregnant too.. but recently due to some problem make me very upset till thinking of light up a stick to relieve... But I'm afraid might harm my baby since I already stop for 8mth...
my dear i think anyone that smoke before will also think the same way as you when we r upset, stress, or feeling down...cause i feel the same way too... just tahan for a few more month.. jia you.. anything happen that make you upset? i sometime even dream that i;m smoking away... but i know is not good for my baby.. so i dont't wanna do something that will make me feel bad...
i used to smoke and drink too. once i know im pregnant i stopped totally.
heard pregnant women who smoked, the child got high chance of getting asthma.
yup i think is not good for baby lungs also.. n also your blood flow will slow down...
I have quarrell with my hubby so make me upset. I have friend who smoke all the way till her baby born and now already 1years old, looks fine. But I already stop for so long.
Although I am not a smoker, I strongly believe that smoking will harm the baby. Not only will increase the risk of asthma, but also has been found to cause brain damage to the baby. I have a friend who smoked all the way through her pregnancy. Physical well-being was fine, but can see that his mental development is very slow.
If you feeling down, try to think of the happy things about your baby. When I was pregnant I was VERY uptight about everything and always get angry with my hubby for nothing. But I will just think about the happy things about my baby, or I will listen music with her. Put the earphones on my tummy, and attach another set of earphones so that we both are listening to the same song. Hee hee.
I am really happy that you mummies are able to stop smoking the moment you found you are pregnant! I dont't think it's easy.
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i dont think it's good to smoke esp during preg... like what the other mummies said, hang on for the sake of your baby.. since you've alrdy 'tahan' for so long alrdy, just tahan for a few more months...
No good to smoke during pregnancy. I was once a smoker too, started since I was 14. Stop during my 1st pregnancy, after delivery I started again. then stopped at 2nd pregnancy only at 4th month which is damn bad and started after going back to work. Stop at my 3rd pregnancy and till now I did not start. Crossing my fingers I go strong determination not to light up one even though at times I feel like so... Keep telling myself the money that I use to buy cigarettes, I can do better things with that...
JIA YOU ok mummy!
when i found out im pregnant , i stopped to smoke , there is once i feel so unhappy that i light up my friend cig to smoke , think twice and throwed away , and worry bout my baby ,that time i was preggie the 3rd month ,
talk to someone bout it , rather than staying alone thinking too much ~
my determination wasn't as strong, cant resist to temptations. So smoked thruout the whole pregnancy and till now...
Luckily baby's healthy...
I've been smoking for 7 yrs. Stopped smoking when I know I'm 4 month preggie all the way till delivery. Scared of causing harm to my unborn child because my family history got allergies... And I use to be asthma-tic myself in my childhood...
Now baby is 9 month and i still dont't smoke, unless once a blue moon when friend offer... think of the $$$ save for baby ... As I read up more on the infant programmes/courses/healthcare/insu. etc... very convince "my money not enuff" haha... all the more dare not smoke now
When stress and feel like smoking, use diversion to forget about the urge, or turn to eating the healthy stuff like fruits to suppress the urge. Jia you for the baby!
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I smoked for 10 years but quit together with my hubby in 2006, before we got married.
But I used to drink beer or champagne every night...altho my hubby does not drink. I never ever imagined that I could stop, altho drinking caused me alot of problems, like gout and memory blackouts. I cut down my booze when we decided to try for a baby....And stopped completely when I was ovulating.
I am now 8mths preggy and have not had a drop of beer. I know how difficult it is to stop something like smoking/drinking. But the difficulties we face is nothing compared to the difficulties our babies will face, in terms of the health problems that they may subjected to in the future.
We have a choice, they do not.
Whatever damage they develope due to smoking and/or drinking, it is their cross to bear in our moment of weakness.
Talk to your growing baby inside you when you feel like lighting up...ask for strength and encouragement.... And imagine telling your little one : you gave mummy the strength to give up smoking.
I very longwinded, but it is soooo important NOT to smoke. Sigh.....
Last edited by beerbelly; 29-09-2009 at 05:19 PM.
I'm no smoker but am more of a social drinker...
Like beerbelly, I too cut down on drinking since I got married (coz we started trying immediately) and I never had a drink since then (because am breastfeeding).
I know it's tough to quit smoking but it's for a good reason. It not only benefits your baby but it benefits you as well. We all know that smoking increases the risk of lung, and throat cancer but for women, smoking ages you even faster by dehydrating your skin, colouring your teeth and nails and some studies even show that it can have an impact on calcium absorption in your bones, causing you to have less bone density and higher risk of getting osteoporosis.
After your baby is born, it doesn't stop there. Smoking increases the risk of your baby developing lung problems/infections and SIDS. And when your child is older, would you want to put them through the possibility of watching a loved one battle cancer or smoking-related ills?
My grandfather suffered in the later years after having gone through two strokes brought about by smoking. He became a vegetable after his second stroke, unable to communicate or even acknowledge us. My grandma suffered a lot by caring for him, from feeding him to wiping his crap.
I have friends who lost their parents to lung cancer - it was a nightmare just listening to how they watch their parent (sometimes BOTH) fight a losing battle, going for chemo, and all that.
So really, quitting smoking will be the best thing you ever did for yourself and your loved ones.
Last edited by meiteoh; 29-09-2009 at 05:34 PM.
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I was a smoker since 14yrs old, now 22 .. I stopped smoking 2 days after I know Im pregnant.. I actually suspected myself being pregnant cuz I changed from Menthol to Menthol Lights (I find myself want to vomit when smoking Menthol).. After I know Im pregnant at week 18, I stopped by smoking half stick then eventually gave the whole pack to my hubby...
But now Im expressing milk for baby.. I dare not smoke back also.. And maybe baby might find mummy smelly.. ahh. wanna smoke but CAN'T!
That's what I told my friends, go get pregnant sure can quit smoking! haha!
Smokins has all ills benefits rather than good ones... the only 'positive' things about smoking is what the smokers so call can relieve stress, but you can relieve stress with other means.. hmm, having a good sex with your hubby? talking to a good buddies over things and sharing your life could also do alot of good things to help you -stress...oh ya, you can take ice cream or some desserts and tis also help you destress
I just want to know anyone smoke during pregnancy or not? If yes, then any problem happen to your baby?